Warrant Issued After Burglary Suspect Misses Trial

3/9/12 – A Dodge County judge issued a bench warrant Wednesday for a Lodi man accused of burglary who failed to appear to a jury trial. 28-year-old James Earl Dickinson II is accused of breaking into a Mayville apartment last July. The occupant awoke at 4pm in the afternoon after hearing someone inside the apartment and says he saw Dickinson run from unit. He also saw another man outside with a large facial tattoo run from the scene. Based on that description, Mayville police arrested the tattooed man walking down Main Street and then found Dickinson at a nearby park. According to the criminal complaint, Dickinson took the blame for the burglary and said he was doing a favor for a girl by trying to get her vehicle title back from the victim. Dickinson faces a maximum 12-and-a-half year prison sentence if he’s convicted. The judge revoked his bond for failure to appear and Dickinson will have to forfeit $2500.